By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 06:20 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 06:47 BST, 1 May 2020
Iron Maiden have been forced to cancel the Australian and New Zealand leg of their Legacy of the Beast tour.
The British heavy metal band were set to perform around the country this month, but coronavirus related travel restrictions and worldwide lockdowns have forced them to cancel all their shows.
Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood said that ticket holders will be receiving a full refund, but the band will reschedule the tour dates 'when we reasonably can'.
'We are all very disappointed': Iron Maiden (pictured) have cancelled their Australian tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic
'As you know, we were due to be with you shortly for the May shows and we are all very disappointed that we can't get to see you all as originally planned,' Rod said in a statement published by Ticketek Australia.
'However we do promise our fans that we will get down to see you when we reasonably can. We love touring in your beautiful countries, where we always feel very much at home and welcome.'
According to Ticketek, 'tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full and patrons do not need to take any action.'